Toau

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Toau
Toau2.jpg
NASA picture of Toau Atoll
Toau is located in French Polynesia
Toau
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 15°49′S 146°0′W / 15.817°S 146.000°W / -15.817; -146.000Coordinates: 15°49′S 146°0′W / 15.817°S 146.000°W / -15.817; -146.000
Archipelago Tuamotus
Area 561 km2 (217 sq mi)  (lagoon)
12 km² (above water)
Length 35 km (21.7 mi)
Width 18 km (11.2 mi)
Country
 France
Overseas collectivity  French Polynesia
Administrative subdivision Tuamotus
Commune Fakarava
Demographics
Population 18[1] (as of 2012)
ToauISS006-E-38469.PNG

Toau, Pakuria, or Taha-a-titi is a coral atoll in French Polynesia, one of the Palliser Islands (Îles Pallisier). Toau has a wide lagoon; length 35 km, width 18 km. The nearest land is Fakarava Atoll, located 14 km to the Southeast.

Toau Atoll had a population of 18 in 2012. The main village is called Maragai.

Historical facts[edit]

Captain James Cook was the first recorded European to sight the atoll, in April 1774. In some maps Toau appears as "Elizabeth".

Administration[edit]

Toau Atoll belongs to the commune of Fakarava, which consists of Fakarava, as well as the atolls of Aratika, Kauehi, Niau, Raraka, Taiaro and Toau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population". Institut de la statistique de la Polynésie française. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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